Windows Phone Store rings up 9 million transactions a day
Microsoft also noted that the Windows Phone Store now rings up 9 million transactions a day. According to Kantar, in Britain, France, Germany, and Mexico Windows Phone has a 10% or higher market share of smartphone purchases. And with 42% of Windows Phone buyers coming from feature phones, Microsoft's mobile OS is beginning to gain some traction. The smart and hilarious marketing coming out of Redmond includes some new ads directed at the Apple iPhone 5c and Apple iPhone 5s. And with a focus on both the low end and the camera-centric high-end of the smartphone market, there could be some reason to expect the big two to become the big three.
Not that the road isn't without bumps for Windows Phone. Consider how fast Apple and some Android manufacturers quickly improved the rear-facing snappers on their latest models. And as quickly as the Windows Phone Store is ringing up downloads and sales, there still is no Instagram (although many rave about the third party replacements available for Windows Phone).
The upcoming GDR3 update is big news for fans of the platform. Coming in November, expected to debut on the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet, the update will allow Windows Phone to have a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution on larger sized screens like the 6 inches rumored for the Lumia 1520. It will also allow for quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors under the hood. Considering that Windows Phone was buttery smooth prior to the update, it would seem like the next few months could provide Windows Phone with a great opportunity to get closer to iOS and Android.
Microsoft has also cut the annual fee for developer registrations to $19 and has agreed with third party ad networks to bring more ads to the Windows Phone platform to help developers grab some revenue. This should start next month. Speaking of money and developers, the latter will get paid for carrier billed purchases in 30 days instead of the 120 days that was the norm.
source: Windows via TNW, Engadget
1. Shatter (Posts: 1968; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Most of the people who get windows phones are kids whos parents get them on contract for $0.
3. mousesports (Posts: 239; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
you are the one . Most of the ones who get an android device are a tard kid who looking for games !! STFU ~!
14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
STFU™ to NokiaWp8 hardcore Fanboy!
Go buy 5 million Nokia devices to save them from selling them self to MS.
Jealous jealous jealous
18. jameshoe (unregistered)
If the dislike button is still there, I'll get you one!
21. znellu (Posts: 67; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
"Jealous jealous jealous"
That doesn't look like a mature person's comment and looks rather kiddish. :D
23. mousesports (Posts: 239; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
dont come to read articles from WP . Go to your android news and STFU ! I dont really care about that OS , so i dont read the news .. i expect from all of noobs who dont like this OS to do the same ..
24. oister85 (Posts: 393; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Just because they're sold they company means they dead.
15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
All the Android fans and users are smart, techy and geeks who needs to be smart and clever to operate and understand that full mobile mini platform, while Wp is for kids and illiterate old age pensioner and for average joes.
Android aka Linux is for smart clever users not for dumb users....
17. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
android has become so over rated just like ios was at a stage and still sort of is sailfish is da one4me
and microsoft are trying hard they're being less thick headed and allowing some more stuff in to gain traction that would prove either desperation or they're finally thinking outside the box
4. vananucho (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)
I'm a grown up who has owned over 20 different Android mid to high end phones + 1 iphone 4s and changed to WP because I actually liked the experience and usefulness, and actually payed $99 for a Nokia 920 1 month after launch date, I guess I'm out of those "most people" :P
8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Android is the better choice for me. I don't upgrade my phones so often, so I don't want to be stuck on WP8 when everyone else is on 10.
19. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
That seems silly. Most android phones are at least one upgrade behind. My og note is a testament to that.
22. FanDroid (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)
U can still install custom ROMs, like cyanogenmod which r almost fully functional with android 4.3
I havent seen this sorta stuff with wp
5. criticism (Posts: 46; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
How you found that?! Are you working in MS?!! Are you counting WP purchasers?! Are you asking their age?!
7. papss (unregistered)
Your typical love affair with spewing your opinion as fact.. Where did you get that fact?
16. Penny (Posts: 1098; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
On the contrary. I would argue that kids are more likely to be peer pressured into going with what's popular because they generally lack the critical thinking skills of adults. Android and iOS are the popular ones right now, so that's what kids are likely to want.
20. jaxson983 (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)
I would say that most adults lack critical thinking skills and just pick what popular. In general people even adults are followers. Most of the people on here "screaming" that one OS is better than the other have never used the OS they bash. Instead they just repeat things they've read in reviews or assume. Think about what you want to do with the phone any buy what's best for you.
6. Santi_Santi (unregistered)
Serious angry birds downloads
9. sw9056 (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)
like I said before a smartphone is for smart people
android is for smart people who can't stop playing with there smartphone all they brag about is
customization and games that's a toy.
yet like myself and many others who has an android smartphone we don't even customize it.
WAITING FOR THE NEW: GDR3 UPDATE THEN I WILL GET A REAL SMARTPHONE
( WINDOWSPHONE ) :-)
I will give my android Samsung galaxy3 TOY to my wife.
10. livyatan (Posts: 656; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Well, you know what?
9 million per day is really a rather low number.
Pathetic, compared to 500+ M that Android pulls in
11. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
You seem to be forgetting that Microsoft makes money from Android as well. They get royalties paid to them from Samsung, HTC, Sony, and the rest of the Android OEM's, and Nokia does too. In other words, even if WP8 gains only limited traction, Microsoft will still be earning billions...
Eat that :oP
12. AfterShock (Posts: 2116; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Don't forget, each one is paying one way or another to other Eco systems.
No one, gets out alive, err free.
25. freeze360 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)
Guys just buy a windows phone. Its a real smartphone not only a toy. Less consuming battery and much better in memory optimization. You don't need to kill annoying background apps like you always need to do in android.
26. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Gingerbread basically took care of killing apps, so we don't have to do that anymore.
Personally, WP isn't for me but I think it looks good and I don't know why Android fanboys are calling 9 million downloads pathetic. Sounds pretty darn impressive to me.
27. theaztech (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)
im a fandroid by all means, but still i am able to say that both wp and ios are great operating systems. Its just that i tend to prefer android tthats all. When it comes to operating systems all three tend to be identical, still i would say wp and ios are the smoother ones out of the three. Android has come a long way, just like wp, but you do still get the ocasional lag here and there (although it isnt as noticible as in the beggining stages of android) when it comes to wp i have noticed NO lag whatsoever, ive noticed minor laging in ios but never have i noticed a spot of lag on a wp phone. Now ive never owned one but my job has me using them constantly (all three actually) and ive noticed this on a day by day basis. That being said when it comes to hardware, android phones tend to have the best hardware hands down, followed by apple products.
28. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Push a wp to it's limit. I bet it will lag. Any os will eventually
29. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
And android will die at that point?